Wednesday, September 7, 2011

More pictures, Sierra Leone, home again.

 The following pictures were all given out in Bo at an orphanage where most of the children were handicapped.  We gave out dolls, pillowcase dresses, some soccer uniforms & Happy Factory Cars.
 This little gal was always happy!  When I visited the next day briefly same came up to me, showing me her new dress.  The previous dress was so ripped she had to hold it on her.

 So cute!  A doll and a dress.
 This baby was just born to the daughter of the lady who runs the orphanage.
 Cuttest little kid with the smallest crutches.

 Lady in the back, right, is the director of this orphanage.  She was very kind and grateful.
 Turay's car was being pushed, which was futile--finally it was discovered that two of the boys had stolen Tury's diesel, so no wonder it wouldn't run!  They also crossed the lines underneath so it took a while to find this problem, among others.  Turay says, "These Africans, they always try to cheat you!!"
 This is the top of the new building shown below.  You can see the beach in the distance.  This is one of Turay's new buildings next to his new house.  It is a continuing work in progress.

 This is the tiny path we walked on in the rain while trying to find the orphanage that didn't exist.  We giggled, soaked, all the way back to the car!  The chief apparently wanted us to do an orphanage...

 We found an orphanage down the Grafton Road.  We gave dolls and pillowcase dresses to these happy girls.
 The boys at the orphanage received Happy Factory cars.
 This is the polio orphanage in Grafton.  They are eating their lunch in the hallway on the tile floor, no utensils. 
 This cute, friendly little boy grabbed my dress after crawling to me, putting his greasy hands all over my skirt because he had just finished eating.  He was so adorable! 
 This is one of the directors.  Each person there, working or being taken care of, had polio.  Next to him is the donation of some pillowcase dresses.
 This little boy had been there only two weeks.  They said he was a 'throw away', which means his parents dumped him.  He was casted from toe to thigh.  Heartbreaking, yes?
 Just outside the orphanage these boys played soccer in this heavy rainstorm.
 Jim with his mosquito zapper.  It really crackled when you connected with one--it was fun, and at the Country Lodge in Freetown, there are lots to kill.
 Coming home, across the water from Freetown to the airport.  We drove on the ferry so that the Patterson's could drive us to the airport on the other side.
  Visiting with Elder & Sister Patterson on the ferry.  They are the office couple for the Mission President.
The seats must only be in the back, but it looks a little precarious...

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